Mews and Nips: Feline Police Department Veteran, and More

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I always enjoy stories about working cats. Earlier this week, Catsparella reported on a cat who’s a 14-year-veteran at the Victoria Police Department in Canada. The white mitted grey cat was brought to the communications center (hence her name) as a kitten, and has been manning emergency phone lines ever since. When asked what would happen if a prospective employee was allergic to cats or otherwise not thrilled to be sharing an office with a cat, a police department spokes person said ““If you don’t like cats, well then apply for a job somewhere else. You can stay out of  the room, or you can take anti-histamines, but the cat is staying.” Read the full story on Catsparella.

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Last week, we reported on a paralyzed cat who received a wheel chair custom built for him by local high school students in Pennsylvania. Now a nine-month-old cat in Colorado, who was born with a spinal defect that left her back legs partially paralyzed, got a new lease on life, courtesy of a high school robotics club. It was almost instant happiness for Flipper when she received her new set of wheels. Read the full story, and watch a wonderful video, on Mousebreath.

The cat in today’s video is one smart kitty! I wonder how he knows?

httpv://youtu.be/GoXHVs65NFQ

Photo sources: photo of CC from Catsparella, photo of Flipper screenshot from CNN video on Mousebreath

11 Comments on Mews and Nips: Feline Police Department Veteran, and More

  1. Connie
    February 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm (7 years ago)

    am I missing it, but I do not see the Victoria Police department kitty’s name.

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    • Ingrid
      February 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm (7 years ago)

      Aren’t they awesome?

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  2. Julia Williams
    February 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm (7 years ago)

    I was going to say they trained the cat to pick the middle one until they added a fourth cup and she correctly picked the one on the end. Now, I have no idea!!! MOL.

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    • Ingrid
      February 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm (7 years ago)

      I thought the same thing, Julia!

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  3. Cynthia Southern
    February 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm (7 years ago)

    I read about Flipper in the CO news and thought it was such a charming story.

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    • Ingrid
      February 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm (7 years ago)

      It’s a wonderful story, isn’t it, Cynthia.

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  4. Chris Davis
    February 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    What uplifting stories! Flipper is an angel – so glad she got her wings…I mean wheels!

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    • Ingrid
      February 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm (7 years ago)

      An angel on wheels – I love it, Chris!

      Reply
  5. Deb Barnes
    February 2, 2013 at 11:06 am (7 years ago)

    I saw that video of Flipper earlier this week and could not believe what a joyful and happy kitty she was! Her sweet little face just melts your heart!! I LOVE the comment from the police department spokes person!

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    • Ingrid
      February 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm (7 years ago)

      I thought the transformation in Flipper was remarkable, too, Deb.

      Reply

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